Industrial engineering

Housed within ASU’s School of Computing, Informatics, and Decision Systems Engineering, the industrial engineering program is ranked in the top 20 nationally by U.S. News & World Report and is among the top programs in the western United States. The program is strongly focused on industrial statistics and quality engineering, applied operations research, production, and supply-chain logistics and enterprise information systems in challenging manufacturing and service environments.

Supply chain management

The W. P. Carey Department of Supply Chain Management is consistently ranked top 5 nationally for undergraduate and graduate programs by U.S. News & World Report. Their research advances knowledge in global supply chain management while focusing on issues of practical importance, and their faculty are globally recognized for expertise in procurement, supply management, operations management, logistics and supply chain performance optimization.

Aviation management technology

Aviation programs offer comprehensive undergraduate and graduate degrees that combine academic studies with professional flight and aviation training, including unmanned aerial systems management. The year-round flying weather in the Valley of the Sun creates the best flying environment in the country. Combine that with programs that stay on the cutting edge of aviation science and technology, and you have a learning experience second to none.

Automotive systems engineering

Students in the concentration of the automotive system of the Bachelor of Science in Engineering program first build a broad engineering foundation to which they add skills and knowledge necessary for vehicle design and testing. The concentration curriculum focuses on automotive engineering fundamentals, including powertrain engineering and chassis system design as well as hands-on projects that involve designing, analyzing, and building actual automotive systems. Graduates of this concentration are able to provide leadership in automotive engineering settings, especially automotive testing and hybrid propulsion systems, which are intrinsically transdisciplinary in nature.

Transdisciplinary transportation studies

Transportation has emerged as one of the highest priority issues for policymakers, employers, and citizens. The certificate program enhances the education of current and future transportation professionals to respond to this challenging environment. It builds upon existing programs in a variety of disciplines offered from four colleges and two campuses in the ASU system. The program approaches the subject from an integrated systems perspective and exposes students to a range of transportation alternatives and the interrelationships between transportation and economics, social equity, land use, technology, policy, energy, and the environment.

Civil engineering

The Civil Engineering program at Arizona State University emphasizes sustainability as an integrated approach to engineering that focuses on the long-lasting improvement of the human condition. You can be a part of local, national and international research efforts to promote safe and sustainable development including transportation, water resources, buildings, and other man-made structures. Specialty areas include Environmental Engineering, Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering, Hydrosystems Engineering, Structural and Materials Engineering, Sustainable Engineering, and Transportation Engineering.

Transportation planning and policy

Researchers at the School of Geographical Sciences and Urban Planning (SGSUP) are exploring the transition to sustainable transportation, emphasizing innovations in planning and policy to reduce the need for travel within cities; shifting travel to non-automobile modes such as walking, cycling, and public transit; and low-carbon transportation fuels and propulsion technologies. A primary aim is to achieve the goal of “sustainable transportation.” This emphasizes planning and policies to reduce aggregate travel, the shift to non-automotive modes of travel, such as walking, cycling, and public transit, and the transition to low-carbon transportation fuels and propulsion technologies. SGSUP’s other clusters of research include Computational Spatial Science, Place, Identities and Culture, Earth Systems and Climate Science, Sustainability Science and Studies, Community Development for Social Equity, Spatial and Economic Analysis, and Urban Design and Sustainable Cities

School of Electrical, Computer and Energy Engineering

Our research areas reflect the diversity of the electrical engineering profession and range from the very small (nano-scale electronic devices and their modeling), to the very large (the U.S. electric power grid and its control).

School of Sustainability

Arizona State University’s School of Sustainability is the first comprehensive degree-granting program of its kind in the United States, with a focus on finding real-world solutions to environmental, economic, and social challenges.

Established in 2006, the School is part of the College of Global Futures. The School of Sustainability offers undergraduate and graduate programs and minors, as well as doctoral and professional leadership programs.

The School for the Future of Innovation in Society

The School for the Future of Innovation in Society (SFIS) is a transdisciplinary unit at the vanguard of ASU’s commitment to linking innovation to public value. We are pursuing a vision of responsible innovation that anticipates challenges and opportunities, integrates diverse knowledge and perspectives, and engages broad audiences. By examining the ways we translate imagination into innovation — and how we blend technical and social concerns along the way — we learn to build a future for everyone.

The Design School

The Design School at Arizona State University is the largest, most comprehensive and collaborative design school in the country. The Design School offers degrees in architecture, environmental design, industrial design, interior design, landscape architecture, urban design, and visual communication (graphic) design. 

Our school brings together all of these design disciplines, with one unified faculty, working together to create a new vision of how we educate the next generation of designers. The school’s collaborative structure fosters innovation through the integration of expertise among academic units, university-based research, and practitioners.